This morning, while I was still in bed, I heard big horses running.
This isn’t supposed to be possible because the paddock near my bedroom houses the Pony King and the new jennys.
So I got up, went out to the paddock and saw… DALTON. Huh? Dalton and The Pony King Rocky Balboa were standing together.
Ethel Merdonk and Princess Buttercup Pebbles were way out in the 5 acre field. Mo and Missy Miss were at their usual feeder in their usual pen – which can only mean…
…Dalton had broken out the newbies.
Hmmmm. What harm could become of this, really? No one was fighting or kicking or misbehaving… may as well let them get to know one another.
Couldn’t hurt, could help.
After a while, it was a mismash of horses, donkeys and a pony.
However, by dinnertime, it kinda felt like equine high school drama. I had to break up a fight, put everyone back in their corners and soothe a poor broken-hearted pony.
Don’t worry. I will let them play again. As often as they want.
AND… Norma Jean and Gwen watched from the safety of the “Old Girls'” pen in the middle.